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Two big broadband bills became effective yesterday

A pair of bills seeking to expand broadband access in Washington state went into effect on July 25.  The bills, HB 1336 and SB 5383,...Read More

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U.S. House committee advances Tacoma affordable housing funds

Last Friday, the House Appropriations Committee advanced new federal funding that has been championed by U.S. Representative Derek Kilmer (WA-06) to support two projects that...Read More

Larsen Secures Funding for Local Priorities in Spending Bills

[On Wednesday], Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) announced he has secured $10,662,665 for ten Second District projects in the Fiscal Year 2022 House appropriations bills. “My priority in...Read More


LCB to discuss to-go alcohol rules

The Liquor and Cannabis Board will be hosting an online listening session on Aug. 5 from 1 to 4 p.m. to gather public comment on...Read More

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WA redistricting maps set for release in late Sept.

The Washington State Redistricting Commission is hashing out when to release draft maps, and how to account for people who are incarcerated or committed as...Read More

Auditor, DSHS at odds over per-day billing

In a report released this June, the Washington State Auditor’s Office questioned whether more than $291 million in federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services...Read More

Canadian border set to open for vaccinated US citizens Aug.9

On Monday, Canada announced the re-opening of the Canadian-US border to vaccinated US citizens beginning August 9.  The border closed March 21, 2020 and has...Read More

Washington stakeholders discuss audio-only telemedicine rules

The Washington State Office of the Insurance Commissioner (OIC) held a stakeholder meeting on new rules requiring health plans to reimburse for audio-only telemedicine services...Read More

Inslee announces eviction moratorium “bridge”

Gov. Jay Inslee announced a “bridge” proclamation [on Thursday] between the eviction moratorium and the housing stability programs put in place by the Legislature. The...Read More

Newhouse introduces legislation to designate firearm workers “essential”

On Tuesday, US Rep. Dan Newhouse introduced the Second Amendment is Essential Act, which aims to designate firearm workers as “essential.” Newhouse’s federal legislation would...Read More